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Imposter | Barrier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by plaid75 on 07-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,675
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
56
pDev:
9.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Jsalz21
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dadplusbeer
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

definitely on the hoppy end of pilsner with this one. darker in color than your run of the mill pilsner. average carbonation. some good bready notes on the front palate. overall an interesting one but not where I would go for a pilsner mood.

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Photo of Gmann
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw color with a slight haze. Big beautiful rocky white head.

The aroma is of spicy and grassy hops. Bread and honey notes from the malt, perhaps a touch beefy for the style.

The taste is of a bready malt, sweet. Some grass and metal. Hops don't really pop on this one. Though the grass does come back through in the finish.

The feel is light but substantial with semisoft carbonation. Not as crisp as it should be.

A decent go at the style but doesn't quite hit all the style points.

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Photo of EMH73
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a half inch white head that was well retained and left a decent amount of lacing. Smells of sweet malts, grassy and floral hops. Tastes as it smells only better with additional notes of spices and grains. Moderately carbonated, light bodied, crisp, easy drinking pilsner but not as bitter as most.

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Photo of R11415
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Oakletixfan
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WellRested518
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Translucent gold with a tight, fluffy head. Looks like a pilsner.

A- Slightly grainy pilsner malt, backed up by a heavy-hand of old world hops. A touch of blood orange comes through to play with some earth & spice.

T- The hops come into play quick, but you never forget that you're drinking a pilsner. While they are spicy & bold they never become vegetative, or overbearing.

F- Crisp with a slight lingering bitterness.

O- I could drink this for days. A hippy pils, that tastes like a pils? I'm in.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BadFishNY
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bilco
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imonhiatus
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

enjoyed from a glass from the 500ml bottle. nice crisp pils with a lot of grainy flavor. pretty good beer didn't blow me away and not my favorite pilsner but worth checking out if you dig the style.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Transparent golden in body with big fluffy white head. Aroma of cold snow crab legs and corn flakes. Tastes of hops, evergreen, mint, grain, and big bitterness. Quaffable.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Imposter from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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